Program Purpose: The Diesel Mechanics program will provide hands-on, work-based training experience and the classroom curriculum required for careers in diagnosis and repair of the electronics, engines, and various equipment in medium/heavy duty trucks.
Program Description: Diesel Mechanics Program at Ventura College is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in the Ventura County diesel engine repair workforce. Students will be groomed in the advanced knowledge and high technology skills that will prepare them as diesel technicians for the 21st Century. The program curriculum incorporates lecture and lab activities correlated around competencies in; maintenance and inspection of heavy-duty diesel engines, technical, operational, and diagnostic skills of diesel electrical systems, power train units, steering and suspension components, brakes, electrical and fuel systems.
Degree Offerings: Classes in the proposed Diesel Mechanics Program at Ventura College are slated to begin in August, 2016. Students could elect to pursue a Certificate of Achievement, and/or an Associate of Science Degree in Diesel Mechanics. The Diesel Mechanics program will provide hands-on, work-based training experience and the classroom curriculum required for careers in diagnosis and repair of the electronics, engines, and various equipment in medium/heavy duty trucks.
A Certificate of Achievement in Diesel Mechanics would require 36 to 40 units of core coursework involving the Diesel Mechanic major courses. In addition, courses in “soft skills” such as job readiness, customer service, workplace ethics, documentation, foundations of English, Math and computing skills would also be included.
An Associate of Science Degree in Diesel Mechanics would require an additional 36 to 40 units of general education beyond the core classes outlined in the Certificate of Achievement. The “soft skills” courses discussed above, would also be incorporated into the general education requirements.
Lead Faculty: Blane Schloo
Office: MCW 326
In the News:
- Diesel technology program gets funding at Ventura College
- Diesel Technology Program at Ventura College
- VC Diesel Technology Advisory Committee Fourth Meeting April 8, 2016
- VC Diesel Technology Advisory Committee Third Meeting February 19, 2016
- VC Diesel Technology Advisory Committee Second Meeting January 10, 2016
- Curriculum Review Meeting Minutes November 20, 2015